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Cheri Patient Expert

Wellborn, Florida
While working 25 years in the corporate world, I trained for and completed 8 marathons and 3 century bicycle rides. Unfortunately, I now am limited to walking for exercise. I also am semi-retired, living in north Florida with my hubby and dog, where I write romantic suspense novels,... Full Bio
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The Quintessential Hasty Tasty Meal by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Nothing beats fresh produce when it comes to healthy and quick meals. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook over low heat in a covered skillet while carrots and gre ... Read on »
Stuffin’ Muffins by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Love turkey or chicken with dressing? Cooking for one or two? You don’t have to wait for holidays to enjoy a side of stuffing. Do what I do and make stuffin’ muffins. Keep ... Read on »
EASY POTPIE by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking After making a chicken dinner for my husband and me, I had a cup of leftover gravy and about 12 ounces of leftover chicken meat. What to do for dinner the next day? Easy. ... Read on »
Happy New Year by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Are you a traditionalist about eating a new year’s day meal for good luck? Or are you superstitious? For me the tradition is an excuse to eat a bunch of favorite southern ... Read on »
2012 in review by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for the Hasty Tasty Meals Kitchen. I’m surprised by some of the data. For instance, who knew Quiche fo ... Read on »
HASTY TASTY HOLIDAY COOKIES by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking All you need! I’m not a great baker, so I’m a fan of cake mixes. I seldom make cakes, but the mixes make good cookies, muffins, etc. During the busy holiday season ... Read on »
Cookbooks on Devices by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you embraced technology like the iPad, Kindle Fire, or other tablet reading device? Are you ready to use a tablet in your kitchen? If so, I have news. Just in time ... Read on »
Hasty Tasty Cranberry Sauce by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Click to view slideshow. The tart cranberry is delicious and healthful. Unfortunately, the cranberry is overlooked except during the holidays yet is good any time of the ... Read on »
Five-Minute Asparagus by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Delicious asparagus in five minutes? Now that’s hasty and tasty. I love asparagus as long as it’s cooked properly. I loathe canned or limp, overcooked slime. My aspara ... Read on »
Pumpkin Cake by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pumpkin is rich in nutrients and abundant in the fall. Whether you puree your own or buy canned, you can enjoy pumpkin in a variety of dishes. Canned pumpkin puree (Not pu ... Read on »
Basic Barbecue Sauce by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I had leftover pork roast and wanted to make pulled pork barbecued sandwiches, but I couldn’t find a bottle of barbecue sauce in either my fridge or pantry. No problem. I ... Read on »
Hasty Tasty Pecan Tea Cakes by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This recipe idea came from watching Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade. I modified her recipe to make it a bit more healthful. These cakes are good as a dessert, as a breakfast, o ... Read on »
Creative Leftovers by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Those who know me, know I’m all about cooking ahead.  I have at least two meals (often three!) in mind when I cook one.  This is a great creative outlet for me, but it als ... Read on »
Make Your Own Taco Shells…or Not by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We should strive to consume more whole grains in our diet, so I try to choose whole grain products over refined flour products. That’s why I wanted to try those Tortilla b ... Read on »
Tortilla Bowls by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tortilla Bowls Kit This week’s post is more a product review than a recipe. I had seen the “Perfect Tortilla Pan Set” advertised on television and waited to find i ... Read on »
Penne Alfredo Fake-out by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In a perfect world, we cook everything from fresh and make our own sauces, etc. But real life often challenges us with unexpected company or a rushed schedule. There’s no ... Read on »
Juicy Chicken Breasts by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Boneless, skinless chicken breasts–frozen or fresh–are so convenient, but they can be unforgiving if you overcook them the least little bit. I’ve tried marinades, brines, ... Read on »
Speedy Black Bean Chili by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There is a growing trend of going meatless on Mondays. I’m no vegetarian or vegan, but I certainly see the advantages to “Meatless Mondays.” Choosing one day a week to enj ... Read on »
Jalapeño Patty Melt Burger by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Delicious and spicy, the jalapeño patty melt burger! We love burgers, but we limit our red meat to one serving per week. Consequently, I look for alternatives to t ... Read on »
Pecan Waffles by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Making your own waffles is fun, especially if you have company. Make the batter ahead of time and store in a pitcher in the refrigerator. Then when you’re ready for brea ... Read on »